Bringing People & Opportunities Together
ACE Charter High School
International Baccalaureate Program
ACE Charter is the first high school in California to have an International Baccalaureate Career-Related Program. (IBCP)  Project-based learning allows ACE students to use what they learn in class and apply it to the real world. Students regularly receive full scholarships to engineering schools, and at least 80 percent are college bound in some way. Joseph Clausi, ACE Principal, and Tony Skinner, ACE Board President and WDB Member, partnered in the September KVTA Workforce Wednesday broadcast to discuss the IBCP Certification Program. 

WDB Members In Action
Meeting of the Minds in Monterey
WDB Members Tracy Perez, Jaime Mata, Jesus Torres, Anthony Mireles, and Kathy Harner participated in this year’s MMM conference and joined in the quest for Hunting Genius.
The hunt included presentations exploring both external innovations and disruptions in the world that WDB’s might emulate, and internal developments that are moving us in unexpected and novel directions. “The conference was eye-opening,” said Tracy Perez, Regional Manager United Staffing Associates, and WDB Vice Chair, “exposure to other regions’ models, helped to inspire new thinking on the vital need to provide resources to job seekers with barriers to employment.”  READ MORE

America’s Job Center of California
On-The-Job Training Success
Bill’s Quality Auto Care has been a valued OJT partner with America’s Job Center of California for several years. Always in need of qualified Auto Mechanics, Javier was introduced to the employer through participation in a Regional Occupational Program. Click here to learn how OJT helped to bridge the skills gap for Javier and provide Bill’s Quality Auto Care with the Automotive Technology Apprentice they needed.

Partner Focus:
EDC Launches New Website
The Economic Development Collaborative announced the launch of their new website! Over a six-month period, the EDC conducted a thorough analysis of the needs of public and private stakeholders and SBDC clients and determined that a rebrand of the Economic Development Collaborative and clarification of their product offerings and business support resources would allow them to serve Ventura County and the regional economy in a greater capacity. Congratulations EDC! READ MORE

Workforce Wednesday
Tune in to Tom Spence on KVTA 1590-AM for the next Workforce Wednesday:
November 28, 2018, at 8:30 AM
Topic: Veterans Services “ What can we do for you?
Connect Ventura County
Worth The Read
The Workforce Development Board administers federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act funds that help to support America’s Job Center of California locations and other free adult, youth and employer programs and services in Ventura County.
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